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The tourism sector is characterized by rapid and large financial flows, as well as job opportunities that can solve the problem of unemployment prevalent in societies in order to achieve development. The article addresses the impact of tourism revenues on economic growth in Algeria using the VAR model and causation test in 1997-2014. The objective of our study is to evaluate the tourism activity of Algeria and analyze the relationship between it and some variables related to growth. Our results suggest that there is no significant effect on the growth and expressed by the local product, due to neglect of the investments side of the tourism so that the Algerian economy remains dependent on the hydrocarbons sector.

JEL Classification: O11، C22


Tourism sector Economic growth Algeria VAR model

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